Monday, August 24, 2015

around the farm, weeks 29-34

Time to try and catch up with what's been happening around the place!  Here are a bunch of pictures in no particular order:

True Blue Potatoes

I need to dig up the last four row of potatoes, and the rest of the volunteers next to the lettuce patch, and then I'll have all suds harvested for the year.  I should have enough to see my customers through the rest of the season getting potatoes in their boxes weekly.


chicks again!

My hens won't stop with the broodiness, and I've given up fighting them.  After all, what's a few more chicks, and they are sure happy being moms.  These hatched a few weeks ago and are doing great!

spider near my lemon balm


Butterscotch Orange Pudding McCloud

That's one long name for a kitten!  We had a hard time coming up with a name everyone agreed on, until in a fit of weary silliness we all decided this name was good enough!  

Where did this kitten come from?  Little J's friend's cat had a batch and we couldn't resist. Since we want her to live to a ripe old age and not disappear like Totoro did in June, we've decided she'll be an indoor only kitty.  

the pigeons are back!

Every year we get pigeons who migrate through just when the Cascara berries are ripe.  I love hearing their heavy fluttering and seeing them come an go in droves.

Do you think our lawn will grow in time for our Labor Day picnic?

new tractor!

We decided to invest in a tractor to help with the place, and the farm business.  Right here where the tractor is parked, you can see the beginnings of an earthen green house, or Walipini.  

coming to say hi

Asian Pears almost ready

Liberty Apples - not ready

lettuce and Walla Wallas

she's so cute - I couldn't leave you with just one picture of her

cabbage

cauliflower - no scale, but it's huge!

musk melons almost ready

Sugar Babies coming along

pink zinnia - I want to grow tons of these next year!

sweet table grapes

ferocious take down of the prey

a photo showing here white tummy


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest name for a cat since Pompette Kartouflpoufer, darling cat equally cute name. As for the rest of your photos, they are stunning, can not believe where you get the energy! Love the tractor, a huge helper!

Momsie

Bop-op said...

I like your spider photo. I think that spider is an Argiope Aurantia (black and yellow Argiope) although your photo makes it look like the yellow part of the body is nearly white. Taking photos of spiders is so fun because they hold still while you set up the camera.

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